GROTON-The Lady Crusaders did something they have never done in program history with their barnburner 13-12 victory over Westboro Wednesday afternoon. Groton-Dunstable exploded for four unanswered goals in the final 12:00.
Lauren Kraemer scored the game-winning goal with six seconds left to propel the Lady Crusaders.
Groton-Dunstable trailed 9-5 at halftime following a sloppy first half that featured a bevy of missed opportunities and costly turnovers. Junior attacking-mid Livie Rubeski paced the Lady Crusaders with a stellar five goal, and one assist performance.
The game clinching goal was one of majestic proportions. Emma Ordemann fired a pass to Kraemer 30-yards from the cage with :16 left. Kraemer weaved her way into the crease, and snuck the ball past the Rangers' goalie from nine-yards out for the win.
Head coach Gary Kramer said that he was pleased with his team's gritty performance.
" What an incredible show of determination and heart by this team. I could not be prouder of the way these girls fought back today. Livie Rubeski really stepped up and had an outstanding game. The breadth of our team showed through. Every one of them is a player. It is great to finally get a win against another perennial central mass powerhouse."
Groton-Dunstable improves to 7-1 on the season, while Westboro falls to 2-5.